So it’s Friday here in the Land of the Morning Calm, and I managed to actually get a full night’s sleep. I can’t even begin to tell you how refreshing that was.
The AirCon is still busted and I’ve discovered that keeping the windows open is just as effective as using the reduced efficiency AirCon with the windows closed. No word on when it may actually be fixed.
Tonight, after work, the other Native Teacher and I are going to shoot 9 holes at the screen golf place. I tell you, it’s really addicting. I love it. Then I’m going to tun in, since I have a full weekend of filming ahead.
First up on Saturday is a trip out to the COEX and Bongeunsa Temple. I’ve been to the COEX several times, but never saw this treasure. I can’t wait to walk its grounds and snap a few pictures. I also created a special Lower Third to use during the video presentation.
Sunday will see me teaming up with another friend to help him on his quest to get funding for a documentary. I’m really looking forward to assisting a little on this project, since I think it will be a blast (and quite informative). We’ll be posting the article and video here (and on YouTube), so I hope you’ll take a gander and provide some feedback.
Aside from that, it’s been a rather chill day and after so many sleepless nights from the Fire Exhaust Fan Turning on my lights… I’m ready for a little R&R.
PS- Here’s an update on all my KIVA Loans:
My three existing loans are being repaid back right on time and the ladies are reporting great things in their monthly status updates. I can’t believe that Catalina (in Peru) is almost done with her loan. Being especially invested in the Philippines means a lot to me and I’m very happy to be giving what I can there.
Today I added Ermelinda to loans…
Ermelinda owns a small vegetable farm in their village in Namnama Flores Naguillan, Isabela. She use to plant different vegetables in the in lot garden. Her harvested crop is being sold to buyers or sometimes, Ermelita sells it in retail price to her neighbors. Ermelinda would like to request for a loan amounting to PHP4, 000 to be use as additional business capital to her vegetable production and vending business. She will be using the amount in purchasing new breed of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to grow and produce more fruits. The loan will be of big help in maintaining and growing her business shares Ermelinda.
Ermelinda is already fifty-one years old and is married to a house carpenter in the person of Norberto Aggabao. They are blessed with four children. Their youngest child is the only one left who is currently studying. She is now in high school and she hopes to pursue her studies until college. Ermelinda is hoping that someday, through her vegetable production their living situation will somehow become progressive.
I love seeing small business thrive.